We will be hosting the 2017, 33rd Annual Frank Brown Songwriter’s Festival Saturday November 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th, here at Buena Vista in Orange Beach. Get the chance to hear live music from those that have written for George Strait, Jimmy Buffet, and Tim McGraw.  Get the chance to meet actual Grammy winning writers as they converge in our event center and tell stories of how and why they wrote some of the world’s greatest music. See below for a list of artists that will be performing and which dates they will be attending.

Thom Bresh

An Entertainer Who Happens To Play the Guitar..

From a Southern California stage at the age of 3, with a loosely strung ukulele, to one of the many great concert halls in the world today, armed with just a guitar (he refers to it as “My Band”), Thom Bresh, the 2001 inductee into the “Thumbpickers Hall of Fame” and his six string friends have been entertaining people for a lifetime.

Performing Fri, November 10th

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Bobby Keel

Award winning, songwriter’s hall of fame nominated singer/songwriter Bobby Keel has received 14 Gold and 12 Platinum from the R.I.A.A for songs recorded by artist such as Hank Willliams Jr., David Allan Coe, Confederate Railroad, Travis Tritt, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and many more.

Performing Fri, November 10th

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker has been a professional songwriter, musician for over 50 years with numerous singles and albums to his credit. Since the late 1970s, he has written with country artist John Anderson, winning an ASCAP award by charting their song I’ve Got a Feelin’ and a top ten single with the song Chicken Truck. John Anderson’s recent CD holds the title song they co-wrote called Bigger Hands.

Performing Fri, November 10th

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Jon Cook

Jon Cook grew up in Connecticut, moved to the gulf coast in 2000 after numerous visits to play the Florabama and various venues with former partner Taylor Hicks during college years. Currently performing with The Perdido Brothers(Rick Whaley & Pat McCann), Hurricane Warning featuring Larry T. Wilson, as well as various side projects.

Performing Sat, November 11th

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Johnny Holland

Don’t let the small town country boy image distract you, however, Johnny is a World-Class entertainer.

Along the way, he’s worked, written & performed with some of the biggest names in music today.

Performing Sat, November 11th

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Anthony Smith

A multi award winning and critically acclaimed Singer Songwriter from east Tennessee. Anthony moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of being a recording artist. Once in music city Anthony’s career began to take off signing a record contract with Mercury Records scoring 3 top 40 hit singles, he also signed a publishing deal as a songwriter for Universal and soon became the talk of Nashville winning Music Row Magazine’s prestigious Breakthrough Songwriter Of The Year Award

Performing Sat, November 11th

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Austin Church

Austin Church co-wrote the song “Brand New Country Star” with Jimmy Buffett, which appeared on Jimmy’s album “Living and Dying in 3/4 Time”. Lyle Lovett recorded “Sheik of Sh-Boom”, which Austin co-wrote with Ken Spooner and Walter Hyatt. Austin co-founded “Chili Shack” with Brent Moyer, a tv/stage show featuring songwriters. Church is writing and producing nonstop, and has four cd/albums to date

Performing Fri, November 17th

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Brent Moyer

Brent is happy and excited to be asked back to the Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival. He has been coming down since 1993 and enjoys being part of the family of writers who grace the stages of this fantastic festival! Known as the Global Cowboy.

Performing Fri, November 171th

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Joe Sun

Inspired by artist Mickey Newbury, Joe Sun moved to Nashville in October of 1972. In 1978, Joe’s first record, “Old Flames (Can’t Hold A Candle To You)”, screamed to the top of Billboard’s chart and established Sun as a formidable newcomer in country music.

Performing Fri, November 17th

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Hits n' Grins

“HITS N’’ GRINS” is a trio of talented writers/performers from Nashville who present an extremely entertaining evening filled with great stories, hit songs and comedy. Their songs have been recorded by George Strait, Alabama, Rhonda Vincent, Ray Stevens, Colt Ford, Reba McEntire, Cledus T. Judd and many others.

Performing Sat, November 18th

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The festival is named for Frank Brown, who was a night watchman at the Flora-Bama for 28 years. He was 91 when he retired and was featured on radio host Paul Harvey’s radio show, “The Rest of the Story.”
Admission will be free, but we would like for you to rsvp so we can get a head count and properly prepare the facilities. RSVP

Dates: November 10th, 11th, 17th, & 18th, 2017

Admission: Free…Just Remember to RSVP